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  • Cheney Takes Flamethrower To Obama

    12/07/2012 8:26:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Cheney Takes Flamethrower To Obama Former Vice President Dick Cheney was honored tonight at the Hudson Institute’s 2012 Herman Khan Award Dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Cheney was introduced by Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who spoke in detail about Cheney’s life and accomplishments, joking about how Cheney twice flunked out of Yale, and joking about Cheney’s hunting incident. In his remarks Cheney was harshly critical of President Obama and the administration’s policy in the Mideast. He said he’s very, very concerned about what he sees developing day by day. He detailed the history of weapons of mass...
  • Kate Middleton Hospital Nurse Dies In Suspected Suicide After Being Duped By Aussie Radio Show

    12/07/2012 8:26:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2012 | Adam Taylor
    In a sad and shocking twist, the nurse who works at the hospital where Kate Middleton was treated and who was reportedly duped by an Australian radio show has been found dead, and is suspected of killing herself. The Daily Mail reports that the nurse was found unconscious at an address near the hospital, King Edward VII Hospital in Paddington, London. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. One source told the Mail that she appeared to have killed herself. In a statement from the hospital, the nurse has been named as Jacintha Saldanha. She was described as...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Friday" M-F,12NOONPM,EST,WABC AM,December 7, 2012

    12/07/2012 8:26:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 7,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gov. Bobby Jindal: Ideas for staving off the fiscal Armageddon

    12/07/2012 8:23:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Congressional Republicans are in a pretty rough position right now, to put it lightly; at every turn, the Democrats and the media are painting the GOP as the party merely trying to preserve tax loopholes for their billionaire buddies (nevermind that every dollar spent by the government is a dollar not spend much more effectively in the private sector, coming at the opportunity cost of economic growth) and callously cut off benefits for seniors and the poor, all on the backs of the middle class (forget that the Republicans’ real goal is to engender a free, robust economy in which...
  • Don't expect small business to bail the US economy out (Cutting back on new hires drastically)

    12/07/2012 8:21:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | rick Moran
    Gallup released a disturbing poll that shows US small businesses planning to cut back on new hires drastically over the next 12 months: U.S. small-business owners expect to add fewer net new jobs over the next 12 months than at any time since the depths of the 2008-2009 recession, according to this November's Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. Small-business owners' net hiring intentions for the next 12 months plunged to -4 in November, down from +10 in July and matching the previous record low recorded by the Wells Fargo/Small Business Index of -4 in November 2008.. The Wells Fargo/Gallup...
  • Chris Christie the latest GOP governor to refuse Obamacare exchanges

    12/07/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | Rick Moran
    He may have embraced the president just before the election, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is keeping his distance from Obama when it comes to implementing Obamacare. Politico: ******* Echoing complaints from other Republican governors who have declined to build the key component of the president's health law, Christie stressed unanswered questions and potential costs. "We will comply with the Affordable Care Act but only in the most efficient and cost-effective way for New Jersey taxpayers," he said in a statement. But he said the federal government hasn't told states what they need to make the assessment. "Thus far,...
  • Conservative Congressman: John Boehner's 'Purge' Was A 'Warning' To The GOP

    12/07/2012 8:16:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/6/12 | Grace Wyler
    Conservative Congressman Tim Huelskamp, one of three freshmen representatives ousted from top committee posts this week, slammed the House Republican leadership Thursday, and said that the purge was "a warning" to other members not to go against the party leaders on a fiscal cliff deal. "I think that was clearly a warning from leadership that 'We're watching your votes, and if you don't vote the way we like it, you might be punished like these three people,'" Huelskamp told Business Insider.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NICODEMUS, 12-07-12

    12/07/2012 8:15:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-07-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NICODEMUS A Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, who was intellectually in sympathy with Jesus but lacked the courage to become an avowed disciple. As recorded by the fourth Evangelist, he visited Jesus and questioned him about his teachings "by night," which suggests that it was a clandestine visit (John 3:1-2). He was a lone voice in the Sanhedrin, reminding his colleagues that should not condemn Jesus without giving him a hearing (John 7:50). Convincing evidence that he was at least a silent disciple is the fact that, when Joseph of Arimathea was burying the crucified...
  • Deposed GOP lawmaker suggests he could vote against Boehner as Speaker (Boehner's Purge Scorecard)

    12/07/2012 8:13:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) suggested Friday he might not support Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. -snip- Amash and the other members kicked from the committees — Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) — are known for not supporting leadership on votes. Boehner told GOP lawmakers at a closed-door meeting this week that leaders would be watching their votes, participants said. Amash, who lost a spot on the House Budget Committee, urged Boehner to release the voting scorecard that led to the decision. "It's pretty clear that they had a scorecard and if you were...
  • Unemployment Plunges to 3.8% for Government Workers; Government Adds 35,000 Jobs in November

    12/07/2012 8:12:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/07/2012 | Terence Jeffrey
    The unemployment rate for civilian government workers plunged from 4.2 percent in October to 3.8 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as government added 35,000 to its taxpayer-funded payrolls during the month. In October, federal, state and local governments in the United States employed 20,524,000 people. In November, that climbed to 20,559,000. As recently as July, the unemployment rate for government workers was as high as 5.7 percent, according to the BLS. That month, government employed only 20,015,000. Since July, times have been very good for government in the United States, with governments managing to add...
  • 10 Explanations Of How Conservatism Helps The Middle Class

    12/07/2012 8:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Hawkins
    There's a lot to be said for talking about the Constitution, economic theory and what's best for the country. However, one place we conservatives have slipped in recent years is framing our policies in a way that answers the very first question on the mind of most voters, "How does this benefit me?" That needs to change. Conservatism is an ideology that benefits everyone, but it's particularly helpful to middle class Americans. If we want to bring more of those voters to the Right, we have to do a better job of explaining to them exactly how we're going to...
  • In Talks on a Budget Deal, Boehner and Obama Stand Alone (Boehner requests solo negotiations)

    12/07/2012 8:10:05 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 5 replies
    At House Speaker John A. Boehner’s request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides say. All sides, even the parties excluded, say clearing the negotiating room improves the chance of success. It adds complexity as the two negotiators consult separately with the leaders not in the room. But it also minimizes the number of people who need to say yes to an initial agreement.
  • Phony cheer in unemployment numbers

    12/07/2012 8:10:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Obama partisans are hailing the "surprising" fall in unemployment as a sign that a recovery is showing strength. But the official metric for unemployment, U-3, counts only people actively looking for jobs, and that is the figure which has declined to 7.7%. Neil Irwin in the Washington Post explains: The jobless rate dropped in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000, suggesting that people gave up looking for work. The number of people saying they had a job actually fell by 122,000. And the Labor Department revised downward its estimates of job creation in September and October by...
  • Free Markets vs. Government (Soros' IPO)

    12/07/2012 8:09:19 AM PST · by mgist
    Alextiller ^ | 2/14/11 | Alex Tiller
    On the surface, the South American company Adecoagro – which operates in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina – would seem to be a good investment. Billionaire financier George Soros thinks so – enough to put a sizable chunk of his own change into the company. Owning and controlling an area of farmland equivalent to the size of Florida, Adecoagro is involved in the production of a range of commodities, including cereal grains, oil seeds, coffee, cotton and biofuels. One thing on the company's website that impressed me was what it said about its people: "The human capital of Adecoagro is one...
  • Why John Boehner Must Not Fold on Tax Rate Increases

    12/07/2012 8:03:12 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 14 replies
    Barack Obama needs the Republicans to raise rates. If they do not get it before January 1, all of the Bush tax cuts will expire and the GOP will not permit any reduction without it being an across the board reduction. Moderate Democrats in the Senate and the few remaining blue dogs in the House will be in a very difficult position. There is still no evidence that Barack Obama’s 2008 or 2012 coalition is the Democrats’ coalition. It did not turn out to save Democrats in 2010. There is no guarantee it will turn out to save them in...
  • Mutiny Against Boo-Hoo Boehner

    12/07/2012 8:01:12 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies
    http://moonbattery.com ^ | 12/06/2012 | Dave Blount
    This is certainly encouraging: The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership. American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership. Boehner has brought dissatisfaction with his RINO ways to a head by purging key committees of any representatives suspected of being to the right...
  • Dec. 7, 1941, was day of infamy at Pearl Harbor, across Pacific

    12/07/2012 8:01:03 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 12-07-2012 | DAVID WHITING
    It's strange how wars are remembered – and forgotten. On this day, Dec. 7, let's honor Pearl Harbor's fallen and never forget that the awful attack was one of several costly battles that day.
  • If you can't beat them, join them. (Fiscal Cliff)

    12/07/2012 7:58:00 AM PST · by staytrue · 5 replies
    self | 12-7-12 | self
    There is the old saying, "If you can't beat them, join them." Well we can't beat the democrats on the fiscal cliff and here is why. Our choices are to give in to the democrats or have everyone's taxes go up and up by a lot. We can't win this one. Instead let's join them. Let us cut taxes on everyone under 250,000 and cut them even more than the democrats. And let's give them the tax increases on the wealthy. We could even cut everyone's taxes (under 250k) to nearly zero. Republicans want low taxes, and less spending. Democrats...
  • K-pop star PSY once advocated ‘slowly and painfully’ killing US soldiers

    12/07/2012 7:57:05 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    He has the most-watched YouTube video ever (more than 900 million views), and is set to perform at the White House later this month. Eight years ago, however, the “Gangnam Style” K-pop singer advocated the murder and torture of US military personnel and their family members. HAPS, an English-language Korean magazine, says news of PSY’s anti-American views have long been known in Korea, but only recently surfaced in the US. The lyrics of the anti-US song performed live by PSY and several other popular Korean singers in 2004 (shortly after the US invaded Iraq) were first translated into English two...
  • Mormon church wants more compassion for gays

    12/07/2012 7:55:00 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2012
    Mormon leaders unveiled a new website Thursday encouraging church members to be compassionate in discussions about homosexuality.Church officials insist they haven't changed the Mormon teaching that marriage is only between a man and a woman and that same-sex relationships are sinful.However, the website includes an appeal to gay and lesbian Mormons to stay in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.-SNIP-"We must not judge anyone for the feelings they experience," church authorities wrote, saying homosexuality "should not be viewed as a disease or illness."The website does not use the words "gay" or "lesbian," the terms preferred by the...
  • Operation Humiliation: Obama doesn’t need a budget deal. He just wants to rout the Republicans.

    12/07/2012 7:53:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/07/2012 | Rich Lowry
    Back during the 2008 Democratic primaries, Rush Limbaugh launched Operation Chaos. Four years later, President Barack Obama has embarked on Operation Humiliation. It is coming off without a hitch. Stage One was to dispatch his treasury secretary to Capitol Hill to make a laughable offer to Republicans on the fiscal cliff — literally. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reported that he burst out laughing upon hearing Tim Geithner spell out the White House’s terms. Stage Two is watching Republicans squirm and panic. Less than a week after the hilarity courtesy of Geithner, the New York Times headlined a front-page piece,...
  • Woman who took Kate prank call has been found dead

    12/07/2012 7:52:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    thesunuk ^ | 49 minutes ago
    THE hospital worker who took a prank call from two Australian DJs asking about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead this morning. The woman is believed to have committed suicide as police are not treating the death as suspicious. DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made the prank call from Down Under, impersonating Prince Charles and the Queen to get information about Kate's condition. The duo — whose station is notorious for courting controversy — were amazed when their dodgy uppercrust British accents got them put through to Kate's ward in the King Edward VII Hospital. Read...
  • The Stone Truth: Left-Wingers Are Boring

    12/07/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring? The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn't help). It's that it's boring. Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book "The Untold History of the United States," except, again, it isn't. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan notes in a devastating review,...
  • Nobody does it badder : The secret behind James Bond’s success (he’s totally inept)

    12/07/2012 7:49:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/07/2012 | STEPHEN LYNCH
    “Skyfall” has been praised as the best James Bond film ever, with a stunning 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and more than $800 million in global ticket sales. It is also the pinnacle example, after 50 years and 23 films, of why James Bond is the most inept hero in the history of cinema. This is apparent from his first film, 1962’s “Dr. No.” Captured trying to infiltrate the villain’s island lair, Bond is bafflingly left alive. Dr. No claims it’s because 007 may be the only man to appreciate his cunning scheme, though even after the classic “you...
  • OK how about THIS... (Vanity)

    12/07/2012 7:48:29 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 15 replies
    07 Dec 2012 | US Navy Vet
    OK here it is: 1. 17 GOP(real ones NOT RINOS/GOP-e)House members vote for Piglosi as Speaker(therefore FIRING Boner). 2. She gets to appoint ALL Committee Chairman BUT they ALL have a GOP Majority 2. EVERYTHING SHE(and GOP-e) puts forth is the House gets Voted DOWN! 3. We get to sit back pop popcorn and SMILE with sadistic GLEE!
  • The Lunatics Are In the House & Senate - With Great Theme Music!

    12/07/2012 7:45:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-7-2012 | MOTUS
    No budget, no debt reduction, no way to avoid the “fiscal cliff” that Congress created by not doing their job the last time around. Butt we have reached concurrence in both houses of Congress to remove the offensive word “lunatic” from federal law. Fortunately, they did NOT ban the use of the term “idiot” thereby leaving us with a useful and descriptive term to describe our legislators and their legislative efforts. So it is in their honor that I dedicate this weeks sing-along: Brain Damage: Pink Floyd The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass  ...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fiscal Cliff

    12/07/2012 7:42:43 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-06-12 | Brother Bob
    There is a lot of talk of the upcoming fiscal cliff that is looming if a budget deal is not reached by the end of the year between President Obama and Republicans in Congress. If this comes to pass some disastrous consequences will hit us: Among them are the end of 2011's temporary payroll tax cuts — the result of which will be a 2 percent tax increase for most workers. There will also be an end to several tax breaks for businesses, and changes in the alternative minimum tax (AMT) that could result in more people having to pay...
  • In Talks on a Budget Deal, Boehner and Obama Stand Alone (Boehner excludes party from negotiations)

    12/07/2012 7:41:26 AM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | December 6, 2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN & PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — At House Speaker John A. Boehner’s request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides say. All sides, even the parties excluded, say clearing the negotiating room improves the chance of success. It adds complexity as the two negotiators consult separately with the leaders not in the room. But it also minimizes the number of people who need to say yes to an initial agreement. [Snip] This time, while Mr. Boehner has made himself the...
  • Electric Cars: The Environmentally Friendly Way of Losing Money Since 2009

    12/07/2012 7:36:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | John Ransom
    A Congressional Budget Office report released in the fall tells Obama what the rest of us have known for some time: Your bet on electric cars wasn’t an investment, but a gamble; a dumb gamble. And now you’ve just come up snake eyes.“Despite the federal government pumping $7.5 billion into the electric vehicle industry in the United States through 2019,” writes the CSMonitor.com, “overall national gasoline consumption is unlikely to be significantly affected, according to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).”The CBO says that even if Obama increased the amount of the subsidy, it would make little...
  • Obama and Morsi: Separated at Birth

    12/07/2012 7:30:48 AM PST · by kreitzer · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 12/6/2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama and Morsi: Separated at Birth Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 8 Comments In Cairo, Morsi scribbles his decrees and in Washington DC, Obama scribbles his. There is an ocean between the two men, but there is a good deal that they have in common. Both are ideologues who piggybacked on public outrage over the national impact of international economic declines to climb to power and pursue their true agendas. Without worries about the price of bread, the odds are good that Mubarak would be sitting in his old place and Morsi would be looking over...
  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Sinks in Early December

    12/07/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · by mykroar · 7 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 12/7/2012 | Reuters
    Americans' outlook on the economy and their finances took a turn for the worse in early December due likely to anxiety about the potential for higher taxes resulting from contentious discussions in Washington over fiscal issues, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary reading of the overall index on consumer sentiment plunged to 74.5 in early December, the lowest level since August. It was far below November's figure of 82.7 and the median forecast of 82.4 among economists polled by Reuters.
  • Time to Stop the Debt Charade

    12/07/2012 7:23:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2012 | Star Parker
    The crisis du jour in Washington now dominating the news, the so-called “fiscal cliff”, is but the latest in seemingly endless political crises that we shouldn’t be having. We get two different kinds of problems in life. The real ones – the struggle to work and improve the quality of our lives – and the ones we bring on ourselves through poor behavior. The more time we must deal with the latter type, the less time and energy we have to deal with life’s real problems and challenges. The political crises which emanate from Washington are invariably problems of the...
  • Why not in New York? (Bringing technology manufacturing to new York)

    12/07/2012 7:22:52 AM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | december 7, 2012
    On the very day that Apple announced it will begin building more computers in the United States, a who’s who of the business world called for a major push to educate the next generation of technology workers. Speaking at a forum sponsored by the Daily News and U.S. News & World Report, IBM Vice President Stanley Litow projected that the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — will spawn 14 million new jobs in the near future. But Google Chairman Eric Schmidt warned that the American education system will need a “massive overhaul” for America’s young people...
  • Fr. Michel-Marie, a Cassock in Deep Marseille

    12/07/2012 7:19:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Chiesa Online ^ | 12/4/12 | Sandro Magister
    The life, works, and miracles of a priest in a city of France. Who has made the faith blossom again where it had witheredROME, December 4, 2012 – The title of this article is the same one that "Avvenire” gave to a feature report from Marseille by its correspondent Marina Corradi, in the footsteps of the pastor of a quarter behind the old port. A pastor whose Masses are crowded with people. Who hears confessions every evening until late at night. Who has baptized many converts. Who always wears the cassock so that everyone may recognize him as a priest...
  • New survey results are odd but not hard to decipher: honest journalism is dead

    12/07/2012 7:19:44 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During the months leading up to last month’s election, we saw a remarkable amount of survey data that pointed to a big victory for Mitt Romney. Nevertheless, almost all of the projections generated by the polls were ultimate proved wrong, so wrong that it really can no longer be successfully argued that people did not lie to pollsters. If this was the extent of the disinformation we heard and read it would be bad enough, but it gets worse. Reports of a sharp drop in Democrat registration published by a Democrat “think tank” calling itself the “Third Way” (a heretofore...
  • Unemployment and Labor Force Participation Drop Before the Fiscal Cliff

    12/07/2012 7:16:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The good news out today is that the unemployment rate dropped from 7.9% to 7.7% for November and underemployment dropped from 14.6%? to 14.4% for November. Why the decline? First, nonfarm payrolls increased by 146,000 compared to expectations of 85,000. Private payrolls rose 147,000 compared to expectations of 90,000. Second, labor force participation dropped to 63.6% from 63.8%. So, as more people drop out of the labor force AND labor force survivor employment rises, we get a drop in the unemployment rate. But before you get too excited, there are still over 12 million unemployed in the USA. This compares...
  • Distrust of the wisdom of the citizens is foundational for progressives

    12/07/2012 7:16:30 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In a letter to William Charles Jarvis, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: (September 28th, 1820) I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. But this is the last thing that progressives want to do. For John Dewey, education is a tool to turn people into an "organ and agent of a comprehensive and progressive society", and Woodrow Wilson also made...
  • WH Petition: Rescind invite to rapper PSY to perform for Obama over troop killing lyrics

    12/07/2012 7:08:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    White House We the People Petitions ^ | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    Complete headline: rescind invite to Gangnam Style rapper PSY to perform for Pres. Obama at Christmas party over troop killing song lyrics We request President Obama rescind his invitation to the Gangnam Style rapper PSY to perform for him at the Christmas in Washington celebration this month because of the rapper's vicious anti-American song lyrics. In 2004, PSY reportedly performed a song entitled, Dear America, that contained the following lyrics (profanity edited): "Kill those f***ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f***ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers Kill them...
  • Long Beach Students Assigned To Depict White House, Obama Under Water

    12/07/2012 7:04:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 5, 2012 11:05 PM | Kristine Lazar
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A group of parents at Rancho Dominguez Prep School in Long Beach are asking for a long-term substitute teacher to be removed from the classroom after he told students to create images of the White House under water. Junior Carnal Washington said his Digital Imaging instructor told him it wasn’t enough to just submerge the White House, but somebody had to drown in their creations. “My (project) was the president being saved instead of drowning him… so I drowned his wife and the dog,” he said. “I felt bad. It didn’t feel right drowning the president.”...
  • 'It pains me': Clinton decries plight of women in male-dominated countries

    12/07/2012 6:59:01 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 31 replies
    WorldNews on NBCNews.cocm ^ | December 7, 2012 | NBC News staff and wire reorts
    In an emotional speech as she nears the end of her term of office, Hillary Clinton warned there would be “many sacrifices and losses” before daughters were “valued as sons” across the world, according to reporters traveling with the secretary of state. Clinton, speaking Thursday at Dublin City University in Ireland, was given a humanitarian award by the non-governmental organization Concern Worldwide, whose chief executive Tom Arnold hailed her as “one of the greatest” secretaries of state “in the history of the Republic.”
  • WH Petition Demands Obama Cancel Hawaii Vacation

    12/07/2012 6:53:56 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/07/12 | Keith Koffler
    A new petition gaining ground on the White House website calls on President Obama to cancel his estimated $4 million vacation and devote the money instead to helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Microsoft to stop Linux, older Windows, from running on Windows 8 PCs

    12/07/2012 6:49:45 AM PST · by Slump Tester · 73 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 23, 2011 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Thanks to Mary Jo Foley, we now know that in the name of "security," Microsoft will be trying to use UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) to block Linux, older versions of Windows, and other alternative operating systems from booting on Windows 8 PCs. Thanks Microsoft we appreciate it. In a new Microsoft blog, Building Windows 8, by Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's president of the Windows division, Linux isn't mentioned, and he tries to place the blame on the UEFI security protocol. Behind all his dodging, the facts are that Microsoft UEFI secure boot is requirement for Windows 8 certification and that,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/07/2012 6:48:10 AM PST · by Hiskid · 20 replies
    12/7/12 | Tajgirvan
    “ Blessed be the Name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him. “ I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to...
  • No One is Serious About Debt

    12/07/2012 6:44:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 12/7/2012 | David Harsanyi
    The "fiscal cliff" deal House Republicans and President Barack Obama are debating can be called many things—the "avoiding a political nightmare" deal or a "Yes, Mr. Obama, may I have another" deal—but please let's stop referring to it as a "deficit reduction" deal. We've yet to see a serious proposal on debt. Actually, by proposing a tax increase for spending with no real corresponding cuts, the president has been arguing for growing deficits. And with a priority on "fairness" over prosperity, any chance of easing the $16 trillion national debt through an economic boom in the near future is improbable....
  • Why America Is Going To Miss The Bush Tax Cuts (Enjoy the recession that's coming, you voted for it)

    12/07/2012 6:41:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/07/2012 | Peter Ferrara
    President Obama seems to have a strategy to terminate all of the Bush tax cuts, not just those for “the rich,” as he has been saying since 2008. He is offering the Republicans exactly zero concessions in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. No spending cuts, no entitlement reform, no compromise on the rates. It is entirely my way or the highway, and if the Republicans refuse to do everything exactly as he demands, he will let the Bush tax cuts expire entirely, for the middle class and working people as well as the upper incomes, and blame the Republicans for refusing...
  • Political Back Channel Communication –– Discussions of How To Acquit Surface

    12/07/2012 6:41:19 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 7, 2012 | Sundance
    George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, says his client will not accept a plea deal to avoid going to trial on a murder charge in the death of Trayvon Martin. On Thursday, O’Mara told In Session correspondent Jean Casarez that he would not allow his client to accept a plea deal. “I wouldn’t plea someone who is innocent. So I think the answer is pretty easily no,” said O’Mara. Behind the scenes of the fraudulent legal case against George Zimmerman, at the highest reaches of State and FEDERAL law enforcement, the powers that exist are strategically planning how best to walk...
  • Muslim bomber in AZ was rejected for citizenship for "terrorism-related activity," but not deported

    12/07/2012 6:39:12 AM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 6, 2012 | Jihad Watch
    Why wasn't Aldosary deported? Did someone intercede on his behalf? If so, who, and on what grounds? Or was this just another in a seemingly endless line of accommodations to Muslims and Islam by the Obama Administration -- accommodations that were probably designed to show good will and discourage terrorism? We can see from this incident how spectacularly this endeavor has succeeded. Not that anyone in Washington would dare contemplate abandoning it, no matter what the failure rate may be. "Arizona bomber was rejected for citizenship by Homeland Security for 'terrorism-related activity," by Patrick Poole for PJ Media, December 6:...
  • NRG Energy drops plans for coal plant expansion

    12/07/2012 6:38:41 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 7, 2012 | Zain Shauk
    NRG Energy has abandoned plans for a massive coal-fired electric generating unit between Houston and Dallas, citing poor economics. The 800-megawatt unit would have been an addition to an existing coal plant in Limestone County near Buffalo, and had drawn opposition from environmentalists. The New Jersey-based power producer told the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last month that it no longer needed environmental permits since it does not plan to proceed with the $1 billion project. The proposed new unit at NRG’s Limestone generating station would have been too costly compared with the potential of a plant running on cheap...
  • Michigan Republicans draw union ire with sudden votes on right-to-work legislation

    12/07/2012 6:33:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2012 at 1:00 am | By Karen Bouffard and Chad Livengood
    Michigan Republicans touched off a firestorm Thursday with an abrupt push to pass right-to-work legislation, in what would be a blow to organized labor in the home of the U.S. auto industry. Right-to-work legislation prohibits unions from forcing workers to pay union dues. Unions and their Democratic allies adamantly oppose these laws -- but with little warning, Michigan Republicans on Thursday laid the groundwork to, in a matter of days, make their state the 24th with right-to-work legislation. "This is all about taking care of the hard-working workers in Michigan, being pro-worker and giving them freedom to make choices," Michigan...
  • Sandy Victim: Staten Island Has Become The Forgotten Borough

    12/07/2012 6:26:21 AM PST · by BCW · 41 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 05 DEC 2012 | Eric Bolling
    Staten Island resident Scott McGrath is still demanding answers a month after the storm. Eric Bolling spoke with Mr. McGrath about the lack of relief despite the back-patting that is occurring on Capitol Hill. (8 min video)